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Making Memories on Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend is a time to honor those who gave all while also ushering in the warmer months. In New Orleans, as always, there are plenty of options for the long holiday weekend. Both the Greek Fest and New Orleans Wine and Food Experience take place this weekend. Try homemade Greek fare on Bayou…

Bayou Boogaloo

Bayou Street used to be New Orleans’s “back door.” That’s changed, starting when 20th century captains could get closer to the city’s business district via Lake Pontchartrain, thanks to public transportation improvements. However, now the bayou is separated from the lake making it perfect for canoes, kayaks, rubber rafts, and other non-motored watercrafts. In other…

Top Mother’s Day Brunch Spots

Celebrating a special mom in your life while in New Orleans? She’s in for a real treat—the city is one of the top foodie destinations in the world. Book a table at The Grill Room, located at 300 Gravier St. An upscale establishment, you’ll enjoy classic Cajun dishes that are highly elevated while being surrounded…

Cinco de Mayo in New Orleans

For many, New Orleans is known for great food and great parties—and Cinco de Mayo has both. One of the biggest parties in town is the Festival at El Paso Metairie on both Saturday and Sunday. Head to the popular Mexican restaurant at 601 Veterans Boulevard in nearby Metairie or the Algiers location at 3010…

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

April and May are all about jazz in New Orleans, with this annual event taking in Crescent City from April 27 – 29 and May 3 – 6. Known simply as Jazz Fest by the locals, it’s a one of a kind multi-day event that celebrates the heritage and culture of the city and Louisiana…

NOLA Navy Week

The Tricentennial NOLA Navy Week sails into town the last week of April. New Orleans has been a major naval city for decades, even though it’s over 100 miles from the sea. However, the sheer size of the Mississippi River has made Crescent City a popular port for navy ships of all sizes. Discover six…

The Ultimate New Orleans Guide

  If you’re planning a trip to New Orleans, you probably see a few recurring must-sees pop up on online searches. Unfortunately, not all of these tips are as great as they may seem. I’ve been a travel writer for a few different outlets and companies for years, so when I travel I aim at…

French Quarter Festival

Celebrate New Orleans style from April 12 – 15 at the annual French Quarter Festival where the best food, music, and fun can be found in the heart of the city. Walk to the event from your Garden District hotel for a long weekend of free revelry. The family-friendly festival features over one dozen stages…

Tennessee Williams Literary Festival

March 21st – 25th marks the annual Tennessee Williams Literary Festival, though the famous streetcar stopped operating over 60 years ago. The festival remains part of the New Orleans Literary Festival. Williams stayed in New Orleans during one of his most fruitful periods, and the city became a source of inspiration for the playwright. Every…

St. Patrick’s Day

  You can always count on New Orleans for a great party, and St. Patrick’s Day is no exception. You’ll find revelry throughout the city, but the star of the official event is of course a parade! Floats, trucks, marching bands and more take to the streets, listening for the cry of, “Throw me something,…